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How long should a podcast be? I look at the answer to this question and why….
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How long should my podcast be?! The best quote I ever heard on this topic is… it should be as long as the content isn’t shit…. Controversial….
Hey, welcome to today’s podcasting tip and today I am going to tackle how long a podcast show be….
By asking that question; how long should my podcast be? It’s like asking how long a piece of string should be, the answer is, well what’s it for?
A piece of string for a shoelace is going to be shorter than a piece of rope used for a horse.
The same applies to podcasts. You can look at how long your average listener will listen to a podcast and it’s often talked about making a podcast the same length as an average commute or a gym session, like thirty minutes.
However, if your content is good content for longer than twenty to thirty minutes, you should never just cut it off.
I have completely forgotten who said this to credit them, so my apologies to whoever said it. But someone wise in the podcasting world said, your podcast should be as long as the content is good.
So, keep the content in mind, and your listener in mind, and you can’t go far wrong.
Devices aren’t like cd’s anymore and podcasting apps will pick up right where you left off, so it doesn’t matter if someone has to stop back through. As long as the content is good the listener will come back, and resume listening next time they can with no problems. Even Amazon Alexa has these capabilities now!
That’s todays podcasting tip… if you have any questions then do hit me up on social media. Another tip tomorrow!
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